On October 30, 2020, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed with the video message to the participants of the International Forum on Northern Economic Cooperation held in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The Head of state touched upon a number of topical issues of a political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian nature. He noted that “historically, our continent was a natural space of close and multifaceted interaction, in which dozens of peoples and states were involved”. He called for reflection on the centuries-old experience and its practical adaptation to the current realities and conditions.
In his speech, the President of Turkmenistan noted the importance of diversifying cooperation between countries and the need to combine efforts on the path to comprehensive development. Reflecting the friendly approach of Turkmenistan to the initiative of the leadership of the Republic of Korea - "New Northern Economic Policy", the President stressed that it is intended to become "an effective stimulus for the creation of multi-vector energy, transport and transit corridors, the formation of interconnected production cycles and industrial belts of the Eurasian Economic Partnership».
The Head of state noted the high level of bilateral ties with the Republic of Korea, and noted that effective bilateral cooperation between the countries strengthens and enriches the multilateral formats of partnership.
As the President of Turkmenistan noted at the beginning of his speech, the International Forum on Northern Economic Cooperation provided a good opportunity to discuss interaction in the long term. "Turkmenistan, for its part, is ready to provide the necessary assistance to common development goals, to contribute to the creation of effective economic, trade, investment systems of cooperation and, together with partners, to follow the path of progress and prosperity," President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.